Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

University of South Australia

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is designed to give students the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to become an innovative and competent occupational therapist, with a strong focus on practical skills.

Course Fee:

International: $136,800

Entry Requirements:

Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR; or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE; complete International Baccalaureate Diploma; complete or partially complete higher education program; complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above; complete an Advanced Diploma or above; qualify for special entry; complete a Foundation Studies program; complete a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care; complete a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice and meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


144 units

Subjects you can Study:

Occupational Therapy

Study Pathways:

Students who achieve a credit level average may be offered the opportunity to complete Honours, commencing in the third year of the program. Students who successfully complete the Honours program will be awarded the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).

Further information:

Students who undertake activities where interaction with the public is required must obtain a current National Police Clearance and a Current National Criminal History Record Check (Child-Related Clearance) from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). This certificate is valid for the duration of the program.


This program is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia for the purpose of professional registration as an occupational therapist in Australia. It is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00121B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City East No info No Full time 4 years
City East No info No Part time
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

Provider CRICOS: 00121B

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